Sunday, December 12, 2010

Another merger...

Is it Continited?

Climbing into the gray skies of Autumn.
December 10, 2010.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nearing the end of a long flight from the Far East.

The First Officer does his walk around checking out his brand spanking new Boeing 737.
Notice how smooth the fuselage is...
Delivered to American Airlines on 08/10/2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blue Angels at SFO

Fleetweek 2010
October 7
San Francisco International Airport

The opposing solos take off for practice.
(It seems that for practice they just take the closest plane on the flightline, never mind the number on the tail....)

400 knots at 500 feet
Approaching 28R for the overhead approach.

Pitch up right break!





The Blue Angels have spaced themselves out for landing on RY28R.
BA1 is over the threshold, BA2 is short final coming over the approach light pier, BA3 is right base turning final and BA7 is on right base.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Early morning

When atmospheric conditions are just right the aircraft can make really long contrails.
Here we had just enough sunlight peeking through the marine layer to light up the contrails.

"Cloaking device, on!"

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Qantas 5 engines

On Monday night the QANTAS flight to Sydney had an engine blow up about an hour after taking off from KSFO. The B747 returned safely to San Francisco, flying with 3 engines operating.
On Wednesday the QANTAS flight arrived carrying a replacement engine under the port wing.

The B747 which ferried the new engine to SFO from Sydney was towed to the Superbay.
It took only a couple of hours for mechanics to remove the engine from the ferry aircraft for installation on the plane from Monday's flight.
(It was a hot day at SFO as you can see from the heat haze in the above photo.)

The ferry B747 is ready to go back to the gate to prepare for Wednesday's flight back to Sydney.

Friday, July 23, 2010

SFO Airliners

Two Alaskas arriving in the afternoon....
Proudly all Boeing....

Russian President Medvedev visited San Francisco,
June 23, 2010.

The Herbert D. Kellcher

Friday, July 16, 2010

LAN Peru flies into SFO

LAN Peru's first flight into KSFO on July 1, 2010.

LAN Peru gets a watercannon salute from the SFO Airport Fire Department on their inaugural flight from Lima . July 1, 2010.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

C17, C5

A C17 and a C5 shortly after President Obama visited the Bay Area.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Air Berlin

May 12, 2010.
Air Berlin's first day of service to San Francisco from Duesseldorf.

Air Berlin A330 departing to Duesseldorf.

American's B737-800

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cathay Pacific

The morning departure rotates off RY28R.
CPA873 is on the way to Hong Kong, a 14 hour flight.

Moments later CPA870 lands on RY28L.

Arriving from Hong Kong.

In 2 hours this aircraft too will depart for Hong Kong.